III. Industry Analysis
Over the past five years the Staffing Agency industry has recorded growth due to a growing US labor market and overall economic improvements. Unemployment rates had dropped to historical lows. As a result, industry revenue increased rapidly as the national unemployment rate declined 14.2%. The number of temporary employees increased throughout the current period, bolstering demand for industry services. Overall, industry revenue is projected to increase an annualized 1.6% over the next five years.
Corporate profit is anticipated to grow an annualized 10.4% over the next five years, driving businesses to expand operations. Corporations will look to preserve their profit and look to temporary employees. Workers looking to rejoin the labor force will likely continue to present an opportunity for industry operators, since they will remain open to temporary roles in hopes of securing a permanent position in the future. Overall, industry revenue is expected to increase an annualized 2.3% to $201.7 billion. Similarly, industry profit is expected to increase slightly to 5.6%.